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Criminal Injuries

Criminal injuries compensation may be available if you have experienced physical trauma or psychological trauma as a result of a violent crime. Speaking to a member of our team about your criminal injury may be the first time that you have spoken to anybody about your experience – this is common among our clients. We guarantee complete confidentiality throughout your claim.

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Who can claim criminal injury compensation?

Criminal injury claims typically involve an instance of physical harm. However, criminal injury compensation may also be available in cases of psychological trauma. For example, you may be entitled to compensation if you have experienced the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder. This could occur following an attack that did not end in injury, or as a result of witnessing a violent crime.

Criminal injuries include

  • Sexual assault
  • Psychological abuse
  • Physical violence (including domestic violence)
  • Vehicle collision where you were deliberately targeted
  • Dog attack where the dog was encouraged by the owner

Psychological injury compensation

You may be entitled to criminal injury compensation on the grounds of psychological trauma. Psychological injury claims must be supported by a diagnosis by a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist that states your condition has persisted for a minimum of six months. If you wish to claim for a psychological injury where you have witnessed a violent crime, the success of your claim will depend on the emotional attachment between you and the victim.

Criminal injuries compensation time limit

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) provides criminal injury compensation where the defendant either cannot pay or is unaccounted for. The CICA claim time limit is two years from the date of the incident. In order to qualify for CICA compensation, your criminal injury must have been reported to the police within 48 hours of the incident – there may be exceptions dealt with on a case by case basis.

Criminal injury compensation claims – speak to the experts

Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to help you to access specialist rehabilitation support as part of your claim. For further information, please see My rehabilitation.

To discover how we could help you to secure maximum personal injury compensation, contact our expert team of criminal injury solicitors today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.

Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com

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